George Chirgotis AHEPA Chapter 455 supports St. Basil Academy, left to right: Chapter Treasurer Demetre Karavanas, President Michael Tribunella, Past Chapter President George Hanos, Vice President Dimitrios Misantonis, and Secretary Alexandros Tsironis. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA
WEST NYACK, NY – AHEPA Chapter 455 in conjunction with Fr Samaras of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and with the support of AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, has the privilege to provide this year’s charity event for the children of St. Basil Academy.
The first part of the event was a Christmas Giving Tree where chapter members placed the gifts that were requested in the form of ornaments in the narthex of Sts. Constantine and Helen Church. Within one hour after Sunday services on November 28, the AHEPA members and parishioners pledged all the gifts that were needed.
In addition, the second phase of the effort is donations to the St. Basil Academy Experience Fund for their educational excursions for example to museums, and for travel, camping, and gymnastics, among other activities.
Donations can be made online: www.ahepad6.com, click on St. Basil’s Academy Experience Fund. The chapter said in a statement via email: “We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and made it a successful and rewarding experience. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!”
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